Roberta has recently designed, created and operated puppets for Dolls In Amber’s acclaimed Villain Interrupted at the Ecetera Theatre, London.  This followed an extensive tour in David Walliam’s Awful Auntie playing the West End and major theatres throughout the UK. Prior to that she appeared in a one-woman musical, No Finer Life, (The Pleasance and touring, also BBC Radio 4 and World Service), written by The Archers’ Graham Harvey. Her other credits include Miranda in The Tempest and in productions of Animal Farm, Waiting for Godot, One Way, a play she also wrote, and as Grace in Vaughn Williams, for BBC Radio 3. She is a veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe with her one-woman show, Last Petal Falling. A member of several improvisation companies, she is also a qualified stage combat fighter.


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Scrap is a family show aimed at audiences aged 6+. Devised by the company, its roots are to be found in a Nepalese traditional fairytale, updated for audiences today. 


Scrap gently explores the eternal theme of finding new life in the most unexpected places. With a message of renewal and recycling at its heart, it’s the story of a young boy and his journey through the magical world of the Dump. The setting is the unwanted and unvalued, the rubbish dump, as new life emerge from the debris for an epic adventure.

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Roberta is an alumni of the renowned Curious School of Puppets intensive course.


Led by Roberta Bellekom and formed in 2016, Shoot First Theatre is a young company dedicated to creating exciting, playful new works with strong story telling at their core. With a strong base in devising and physical comedy and a love of puppetry and powerful musical scores we aim to make theatre we are passionate about. Our work comes from the stories that excite us and capture our imaginations and many of our members are graduates from East 15 Drama School.